2010 Baricci "Nello" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)
Cellar Selection: New leather, mature black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and a touch of dark spice are some of the aromas you’ll find on this fantastic, full-bodied red. The big, velvety palate shows power and finesse, offering mouthfuls of juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, licorice, Mediterranean herb and a note of exotic spice framed in firm, ripe tannins. It’s already balanced and delicious, but hold for more complexity. Drink 2020-2035. KO
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The excellent 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a wine of impressive texture and depth. Specifically, what sets this Brunello apart from its peers is the masculine personality it so confidently delivers. This is a dark, brooding and expressive wine that boasts a firm sense of place and variety typicity. The bouquet shows defined aromas of dark cherry and pressed blackberry, but it also reveals beautifully etched aromas of spice, licorice and tobacco. The mouthfeel is impeccably polished and fine. It's a true work of beauty and charm. This is a very impressive effort.
Aromas of dark fruits, violets and smoked ham. Full-bodied, firm and super fine with polished and beautiful tannins. Focused and balanced fruit. Lasts for minutes on the palate. A beautiful wine. The first riserva ever from here. Drink or hold.